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A ducted wind turbine simulation model for building simulation

Grant, A.D. and Kelly, N.J. (2004) A ducted wind turbine simulation model for building simulation. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 25 (4). pp. 339-349. ISSN 0143-6244

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Abstract

Power production is shifting away from centralized generation plants to production of heat and power at the point of demand. A technology that may play a part in this shift is the ducted wind turbine (DWT). The emergence of small building integrated micro turbines opens up the possibility of utilizing the differential pressures occurring around buildings for local power production. This paper describes work to develop and test a simple mathematical model of a ducted wind turbine and its integration within a building simulation tool. A case study in which the simulation model will be used to analyse of the likely power output from a building incorporating ducted wind turbines within the façade is also presented.